Good-bye ICT ASL website

Hello all,

Please note that all future updates/news/information will be published on the new ASL Service website,

I hope you will join us there and sign up to receive updates (scroll to the bottom and select “follow”.



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I have just met with Andrew James from SCRAN who advised me on how the SCRAN database can help support learners with Additional Support Needs. SCRAN is a database of copyright free images for use in the classroom and free to Scottish Schools. Use the SCRAN website to create worksheets, bookmarks, calendars and more! Click on the links below to visit website or download their crib sheet user guide.

SCRAN Website

SCRAN user guide – crib sheet

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Access YouTube

Access YouTube is an accessible version of YouTube, which allows people with learning difficulties and disabilities to use this mainstream technology. Follow the link below

Access YouTube

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Lothian Visual Impairment I.T Group

A big thank you to all who attended the Lothian Visual Impairment Group on Wednesday. There is an amazing amount of work being done in Edinburgh and the Lothians and a wide variety of technology being used.

Delegates heard how Braillenote, iPads, laptops and dictaphones are being used to support visual learners. If you would like to learn more about the technologies please do get in touch via the website.

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Powered by Clicker

There are still places available for the Powered by Clicker course on Friday 27th November. This session will give an overview of the many ‘Powered by Clicker’ add-on resources that are available for Clicker 6.

Clicker 6 supports a wide variety of programmes commonly used in schools. Resources appropriate for use at Early, First and Second Levels will be shown including:

• Clicker Phonics
• Oxford Reading Tree
• Trackers – encouraging reluctant readers
• New to English and Next Steps to English
• MFL French and Spanish – listening, talking and writing activities
• Find Out and Write About – comprehension and research on a range of popular subjects

Please book through MyHR. Course code CF2254.

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Android Apps to support learners with Dyslexia and writing diffficulties.

CALL Scotland have just released another excellent app wheel. This time the wheel lists apps for Android devices, something that I am asked about from time to time. For details follow the link

Android apps for Dyslexia

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CALL Scotland’s iPad Apps for Creativity poster

CALL Scotland have just published another excellent free, downloadable poster, listing iPad apps to encourage creativity. Click on the link below to find out more.

iPad apps to support creativity

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